Man gets 87 months for NorCal bank robberies

A Sacramento man was sentenced Friday to 87 months in prison for robbing three banks in the East Bay and one in Folsom, federal prosecutors said.

Clayton Smith, 45, pleaded guilty Oct. 6, 2017 to four counts of armed bank robbery and will begin serving his sentence immediately.

According to a plea agreement, Smith’s robbery spree began on Feb. 6, 2017, when he robbed a bank in San Ramon with what appeared to be a small silver pistol. Smith escaped with $7,434.

Smith robbed the same bank on March 21, 2017, when he encountered the same victim in his first robbery.

This time he pointed what appeared to be a revolver at her and demanded bills from her drawer. Smith escaped with $3,500.

Also according to the plea agreement, Smith robbed a bank in Concord April 4, 2017, when he waved what appeared to be a 6-inch silver-colored blade as he repeatedly yelled, “Hands up!” Smith escaped with $5,275.

At a bank in Folsom on April 20, 2017, Smith wielded what appeared to be a steak knife and got away with $11,895 from the drawers of four tellers on duty that day.